Education for Losers - Memoirs of a Dunce

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AuthorHouse, Jul 5, 2005 - Fiction - 152 pages
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Joe Dullerson gives a definitive view of the chalkface with a scathing attack on schools, teaching, intellectualism and education in general.  After negative experiences as a pupil at Glasgow High School and later academic disenchantment, he comes to the conclusion that education is in a mess.  He considers that subjection to pointless rule-following guarantees incompetence in real life.

 

Thus Dullerson ends up in the classroom as a jaded supply teacher.  His wholly mistaken career choice brings him full circle to confront major indiscipline in state schools.  Later on he escapes to the Middle East to work as a Tefler but this is hardly a bed of roses.  Dullerson’s laconic commentary says it all.

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Joe Dullerson, a true Scot, comes from Glasgow, city of laughter and song.  After education at Glasgow High School and Aberdeen University, he embarked on a non-career of dropout, supply teacher, failed academic and teacher of English as a foreign language.  (Tefler)

 

He is a gonzo writer who demolishes myths and stereotypes with black and cutting humour.  Still waiting for the Promised Land he is (like Clint Eastwood) a piano player over 55 who is the voice of a new, politically incorrect counter-culture.  Despite the accuracy of Frank Zappa’s comment that “You get nothing with a college diploma”, he is an eternal optimist.  Professor of Nihilism at the University of the Absurd, he is a provocative and innovative writer.

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